Return to TheElectricBrewery.com
  [ Shop ]   [ Building ]   [ Using ]   [ Recipes ]   [ Testimonials ]   [ Gallery ]   [ FAQ ]   [ About Us ]   [ Contact Us ]   [ Newsletter ]

Log inLog in   RegisterRegister   User Control PanelUser Control Panel   Private MessagesPrivate Messages   MembershipClub Memberships   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   Photo AlbumsPhoto Albums   Forum FAQForum FAQ

Beersmith Equipment Profile for Stout 20 Gal System

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer-friendly view    TheElectricBrewery.com Forum Index -> Brewing Software
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
RedDragon



Joined: 07 May 2013
Posts: 19



PostLink    Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:10 pm    Post subject: Beersmith Equipment Profile for Stout 20 Gal System Reply with quote


        Register to remove this ad. It's free!
I know I posted a while back about Beersmith's profile for Stout Tanks. No one had anything so I have developed this profile over the past year to work for me pretty accurately for my electric system. Hope this helps someone or gets you started.

Batch Volume: 12.00 gal
Efficiency: 71%
Hop Util: 100%

Mash Tun
Vol: 19.8 gal
Mass: 15 lb
Tun Spec Heat: .12 Cal/g-C
Deadspace: .50 gal
Adjust Vol for Deadspace: Yes

Boiler
Kettle Top off: 0
Calc Boil Vol: Yes
Boil Vol: 15.77 gal
Boil Time: 90 min
Boil Off: 2.25 gal
Post Boil Vol: 13.52 gal
Cooling Loss: .54 gal

Fermenter/Bottling Volumes
Trub/Chiller loss: 1.0 gal
Top Up Water: 0 gal
Batch Vol: 12 gal
Fermenter Loss: 1.5
Bottling Vol: 10.50
Back to top
Roadie



Joined: 13 Oct 2013
Posts: 130
Location: Charleston, SC


PostLink    Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!
Back to top
ercousin



Joined: 11 Nov 2013
Posts: 13
Location: Toronto, ON


PostLink    Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That seems like a lot of boil off volume for only 90 mins. Are you running your element at 100%?

Does your BK have a sight glass?

About to pick up some used stout kettles but the BK doesn't have the sight glass, just element port and tangential inlet. Trying to figure out how to measure pre-boil volume....
Back to top
Roadie



Joined: 13 Oct 2013
Posts: 130
Location: Charleston, SC


PostLink    Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The boil off seems right to me based on my system.

I have a sight glass on my BK but you could use the stick method of adding a measured 1 gallon at a time and marking a mash paddle or something else you could insert into the BK to see where it comes up on it. Or you could etch the inside of your BK after adding 1 measured gallon at a time. There was a good thread on that sometime ago on HBT.
Back to top
kal
Forum Administrator


Joined: 12 Dec 2010
Posts: 10190
Location: Ottawa, Canada

Drinking: German Lager, Electric Hop Candy Jr, Scottish 70/-, Cali Common, Maibock, Helles, Russian Imperial Stout, Black Butte Porter

Working on: Weizen


PostLink    Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2.25 gallons for 90 mins? Low compared to what I do.

I boil off 1.9 gallons in 60 mins, so 2.85 in 90 mins.

Boil less vigorously or partially covered and you'll boil off less. I like a good vigorous boil myself and just start with more pre-boil wort.

Kal

_________________
Our new shop with over 150 new products: shop.TheElectricBrewery.com
Purchasing through our affiliate links helps support our site at no extra cost to you. We thank you!
My basement/bar/brewery build 2.0
Back to top
View user's photo album (21 photos)
ercousin



Joined: 11 Nov 2013
Posts: 13
Location: Toronto, ON


PostLink    Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems high compared to my 3500W induction cooktop with 10 gallon pot is all!

I don't think the surface area is that different for the 20 gal stout pots so it must be vigor from the higher powered 5500W elements.
Back to top
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer-friendly view    TheElectricBrewery.com Forum Index -> Brewing Software All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Support our site by purchasing through this link. We thank you!

Forum powered by phpBB © phpBB Group